Group Managing Director, Gamuda Berhad
Responsible for growing Malaysia’s largest infrastructure and property companies, Lin Yun Ling spearheads Gamuda Berhad's business strategies towards long term environmental, social and governance (ESG) resilience and excellence
The Group Managing Director of Gamuda Berhad, Dato’ Lin Yun Ling, has led the engineering, infrastructure and property company since 1981. A civil engineering graduate from King’s College London, he joined the company as a senior project manager and was appointed as the Group Managing Director four years later at the age of 26.
Lin steered Gamuda from a small construction set-up to Malaysia’s leading infrastructure and property developer with an expanded global footprint across Australia, UK, Singapore, Vietnam, Taiwan, India and the Middle East. With his entrepreneurial vision and leadership, he is focused on growing the core businesses of the Group, which has demonstrated sustained growth in revenue and earnings over the years.
The growth of the Group has also been led by a continuous drive for innovation at all levels–from breakthrough engineering solutions for mega infrastructure projects to strategic digital investments transforming the Group’s core processes for new business horizons.
As a long-time advocate of sustainable business, Lin is now spearheading the Group’s recently unveiled Gamuda Green Plan (GGP) 2025, a comprehensive framework with tangible targets and specific steps to reduce direct and indirect corporate greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 30 per cent in 2025, and by 45 per cent in 2030. The GGP 2025 brings about radical green changes to the Group’s business strategies and sets the tone for long term environmental, social and governance (ESG) resilience in the global fight against climate change.
As part of its succession plans, Gamuda has appointed several young leaders in their 30’s to fill at least half of the board seats and executive positions across the Group, in view that ESG and digital will be central to its operations moving forward, particularly as Gamuda aims to expand its presence in overseas markets in the coming years.